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Awakening American Education to the World: The Role of Archibald Cary Coolidge, 1866-1928

Awakening American Education to the World: The Role of Archibald Cary Coolidge, 1866-1928

By Robert F. Byrnes

University of Notre Dame Press, 1982, 302 pp.

Coolidge of Harvard, father of Slavic studies in this country and founder and first editor of Foreign Affairs, was an unspectacular man who had an extraordinary influence in expanding the horizons of American higher education and of the public in the field of world affairs. Professor Byrnes has done a real service in re-creating Coolidge's life and career, making good use of his voluminous correspondence with Hamilton Fish Armstrong, his assistant and successor at Foreign Affairs.